The Facts and Fishes Unit of Work has been designed for the Year 7 Science class, where students dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom beneath the sea. Through informative, accurate, and scientific resources, students explore the watery world of fishes. The Facts and Fishes Unit of Work can be taught as a whole unit of work or as individual lessons and can be adapted to accommodate students needs in the classroom.
Students have opportunities to hone their inquiry and critical thinking skills as they investigate the intelligence, memory, capabilities, sentience, and culture of fishes.
The cross-curricular priority of Sustainability plays a vital role in this unit of work and places emphasis on the concept that all life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival.
Students will learn:
- The many capabilities of fishes
- The science behind the sentience of fishes
- To think critically about animal protection issues
- The importance of sustainability
The Unit of Work includes:
- Five focus areas complete with teacher instructions and a wide array of activities
- Student worksheets and handouts
- Opportunities for extension
- Formative and summative assessment tasks